Perpetual educational inequality : an historical analysis of the Germantown community in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Perpetual educational inequality : an historical analysis of the Germantown community in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Title: Perpetual educational inequality : an historical analysis of the Germantown community in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Author: Brown, Jordan
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of History
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Running Time: 173486 bytes128719 bytes
Issue Date: 2002
Abstract: The Germantown community in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was founded as a German settlement in the late seventeenth century and for centuries was a largely "suburban"-- or even rural-- environment inhabited by almost exclusively people of European descent. However, the twentieth century saw such a large influx of black residents that at the end of the twentieth century there were few whites remaining. This paper examines the social and cultural forces that turned a white, suburban enclave into a predominantly black ghetto and focuses on the importance of educational inequalities [black vs. white] as one of the major contributors to the community's present state of near despair.
Subject: Education -- Pennsylvania -- Germantown (Philadelphia) -- History
Subject: Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- History
Subject: Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- Race relations -- History
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/659

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Brown, Jordan. "Perpetual educational inequality : an historical analysis of the Germantown community in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania". 2002. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/659.

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